Alcântara, Lisbon

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  • Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset City Cruise by Sailboat with Drinks

    1. Lisbon: Daytime/Sunset City Cruise by Sailboat with Drinks

    Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River. Discover the city’s beautiful waterfront scenery on a sailboat while admiring numerous historical monuments and iconic landmarks along the way.  Be greeted by your skipper, who will help you settle comfortably into the sailing boat at the loading pier. Toast with a welcome drink and set off to discover Lisbon's waterways, first passing the triumphant Monument to the Discoveries. Glide under the grandiose 25 of April Bridge and look up to catch a glimpse of the Cristo-Rei Statue looking out onto the waters. As you take in the stunning sights of buildings, bridges, and ships, listen to the crew tell you some curiosities and fun facts about the places you are passing by.  Continue aboard your Lisbon boat tour to the historical city center, where you will get incredible views of Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, ...

    The trip with PalmaYachts was wonderful. Our skippers Fernando and Mario where the best and created good vibes during the whole tour. All in all an amazing experience on the water, with wonderful views while the sun went down. Definitely worth the money, we‘d recommend it 100% especially when there is good weather.

  • Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

    2. Lisbon Essential Tour: History, Stories & Lifestyle

    Discover one of Europe's most captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills and offering panoramic views from countless spots. You’ll explore the city for 3 hours with a knowledgeable local guide who will make sure that you have an interesting and fun experience. Your tour begins in the 5-centuries-old Bairro Alto, where you’ll learn about the evolution of the city. After the earthquake of 1755 this space attracted families from the Baixa and Bairro districts, who began the process of renewal. Pass through the garden of São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy stunning views of the Baixa and the south bank of the Tagus River. Visit the church and museum of San Roque, built by the Jesuits. San Roque was one of the first Jesuit churches in Portugal and in fact, one of the first worldwide. The church has an austere façade, but an interior that features gilding, tiles, and pain...

    Excellent tour. Learned about the history of the different parts. The guide is really knowledgeable about the city's history.

  • Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour by E-Bike

    3. Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour by E-Bike

    Discover the beauty of Lisbon and explore the city's highest points comfortably with an e-bike. After a short briefing, start at the marketplace and cycle towards the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara, passing the Portuguese Parliament. Continue along the Avenida da Liberdade and take a look at the finest and most expensive shops in Lisbon. Afterwards, discover the area around the Castelo de São Jorge and enjoy a fantastic view of the city from the famous Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Drive down towards the historic Alfama Quarter and finally reach the starting point of the tour at Handelsplatz.

    If you are in Lisbon for one day this is perfect way to see and experience most of this beautiful city.

  • Lisbon Highlights and Hidden Gems with a Local Guide

    4. Lisbon Highlights and Hidden Gems with a Local Guide

    Enjoy stunning views from the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and learn how Lisbon has changed over the centuries, especially after the devastating 1755 earthquake. Get to know the historical Bairro Alto and Alfama neighborhoods. Pass the ruins of the Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and admire the golden chapel of the Igreja de São Roque before visiting the Santa Justa elevator. Sample a glass of the local sour cherry liquor at the city's oldest ginjinha bar, and then visit the monumental Igreja de São Domingos. Continue along Rua Augusta to discover the remains of a secret Roman amphitheater. Get more amazing views from the Portas do Sol viewpoint, and taste the local produce at a small family business, including cheese and chorizo paired with a glass of white or red wine. Admire the imposing façade of Lisbon Cathedral before ending on Praça do Comércio to look at s...

    The tour David gave us was amazing! We saw so much of Lisbon in just a few hours and got so much out of this tour. Would highly recommend!

  • Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

    5. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Historical Center by Tuk Tuk

    This tuk tuk tour is a new way of seeing and experiencing the life of Lisbon, riding in an eco-friendly, 100 per cent electric vehicle. A professional trained in the area of leisure and tourism and with in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, art, and architecture of Lisbon will take you on a 2.5-hour tour that’s priced for up to 3 passengers. The City of Hills Tour takes you to the city's most iconic sites, and you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Some of the many possibilities include: • Praça do Comércio • Praça do Município • Chiado • Teatro São Carlos • Teatro São Luiz • Largo de Camões • Igreja de São Roque • Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara • Elevador da Glória • Jardim do Príncipe Real • Largo do Rato • Rua de São Bento (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) or Basílica da Estrela (Calçada da Estrela) • Assembleia da República • Poço dos Negros • Calçada do Combro •...

    Our guide Bruno was great. It was the right amount of history and entertainment for us. We had opportunities along the way to get a snack and drink. The only bummer was that the rolled up plastic cover on the Tuk Tuk is right in your view and you either have to look up through the plastic window or bend down to look out under the cover. On the positive side, we were protected from the sun.

  • Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

    6. Lisbon: 2-Hour Street Art Photo Tour

    Discover Lisbon's street art during a 2-hour photo tour. Wander through some of Lisbon's oldest and most popular neighborhoods and marvel at the spectacular street murals. After meeting your guide, set off on your exploration of Lisbon's famous street art, with new pieces appearing every day. Walk from the downtown area to the top of the castle hill, so be prepared to go up and down several hills; the art will be worth the effort, though. Take a journey into the world of street art with your guide and hear about its history in Lisbon. Enjoy time to take pictures of all the art and soak up the views of the Tagus River.

  • Lisbon: Private Half-Day Tour in a Tesla

    7. Lisbon: Private Half-Day Tour in a Tesla

    Begin your tour with one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city - the perfect place for your tour guide to provide you with an introduction of the history of Lisbon. On your way back to downtown Lisbon, pass by some of its oldest neighborhoods and visit the best spots. Following the city center, visit the famous neighborhood of Belém where you can visit the church of the Jerónimos Monastery, see the Tower of Belém and the Monument of the Discoveries, and taste the famous custard tart of Portugal: "Pastel de Belém". Throughout your 4-hour city tour of Lisbon your independence is guaranteed. If you wish to change your route and take an alternative road, your tour is completely customizable. Your tour is conducted on board of a fantastic Tesla, allowing you to save tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

  • Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

    8. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

    Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument ...

    Amazing detail, helpful historical perspective, rich appreciation of historical context for all that we did and saw. Not just pastry, but the story of why this patisserie is so important. Not just fado but what gasp symnolises. So much in so short a time. Thank you Paolo for your welcome to Portugal and your deep knowledge base. Immensely helpful and enriching. Muito prezer, obrigada

  • Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    9. Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son.

  • Western Viewpoints Private 3-Hour Tour

    10. Western Viewpoints Private 3-Hour Tour

    Discover the lookout points in the west of Lisbon on this guided walking tour. Start the tour at Restauradores Square, which is located at the beginning of the romantic Avenida da Liberdade. From here you will ride on the Glória Funicular to the viewpoint of Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara. Enjoy the views of modern Lisbon, São Jorge Castle, Baixa, the Tagus River, and the southern riverbank of A Margem Sul. After a walk in the district of Bairro Alto, the center of Lisbon’s nightlife, you will continue on to Largo do Carmo with many historical places. Stop for a photo on the terrace of the lookout point of Santa Justa Lift. Afterwards you will continue on to the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Chiado and Camões Square. At the lookout point of Santa Catarina, you can relax at a traditional kiosk and have enough time to take photos of Ponte de 25 Abril (25th April Bridge), and Christ the ...

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What people are saying about Alcântara, Lisbon

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3,692 reviews

Had a great time, Miguel was very entertaining and looked after us with drinks and a blanket for the wife (take warm clothes as mentioned!!). Although engine overheated on the way back with seaweed blocking the coolant entry, we made sail and had a gentle cruise back to port with no worries. All in all a very enjoyable 2-3 hours.

Great boat ride!! Our boat was a lot less full than the other boats. Guides were very nice, took our pictures and told a lot about the city. Drinks were included. Sunset was beautiful. Can highly recommend!!

Excellent tour. Learned about the history of the different parts. The guide is really knowledgeable about the city's history.

Very nice ebike tour with our tourguide Ricardo. He new a lot about Lisbon. Great bikes also. Highly recommended!

Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!